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Accurascale Fran

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  1. Hi everyone, Our latest Accurascale Exclusive release sees us go back to our very first model and puts a whole new spin on it too! Many HUO hopper wagon patterns gained BR Bauxite livery. However, it was not a feature of the diagram of wagons we have made in model form. There is only one that features this livery on pictorial record to date (that we know of!) and it's B335028, as depicted on Paul Bartlett's excellent website. As this is a one off, it will come in a single pack and is perfect to use alongside our other HUO wagon packs. These distinctive hoppers look rather attractive in this livery too! This single wagon pack with be part of our growing "Accurascale Exclusives" range which are only available direct via our website, limited in production and comes with collectable bespoke packaging. The latest model for our "Powering Britain" range is priced at just £24.95 each and numbers are strictly limited to 500 models. They will arrive in Q2 2022 along with our other new run HOP 24 wagons, allowing you to build a rake of these distinctive hoppers. Demand is likely to be high so make sure you grab yours right here: https://accurascale.co.uk/products/br-24-5t-hop24-huo-coal-hopper-bauxite-tops-exclusive Cheers! Fran
  2. Hi @Legend, No problem at all. Our DCC sound locos will operate on DC without CV tweaks. However, you would not be able to turn sound off on DCC without tweaking the CVs. It is correct that DCC sound locos on DC take a lot more starting voltage to go through the sound sequence when powering up, but top speed is the same in our experience. Cheers! Fran
  3. Hi @spamcan61, That is also correct, the factory did much head scratching around tungsten and felt it could not be done in this application. However we are using a zinc alloy that is not mazak. Over 800g per loco though, so plenty of weight nonetheless! Cheers! Fran
  4. Hi @G-BOAF, The engines will be painted grey as per our instructions. Cheers! Fran
  5. Hi Everyone, Just a very quick update on this one. Unfortunately we will no longer be working on this project. We wish KMS Railtec all the best with it in finding it a new home and every success with it he project when it comes to market in the future. Cheers! Fran
  6. Hi @boxbrownie, It certainly isn’t the sound file distortion. Having heard it in person it’s clear as a bell. Cheers! Fran
  7. WARNING - LOUD NOISES! As part of our Deltic production each chassis is tested for performance, lighting and in cases of DCC sound models, sound quality. Here you can see some of the testing on a Deltic chassis, demonstrating the DCC sound start up and other functions such as horn and announcements. You may also note the taped up sections of track on this test layout. This tests the power bank of capacitors, which allows the model to perform over dirty/dead sections of track without interruption of the sound or running. As you can see, and hear, it performs rather well! All this tech, all these features, for just £250 DCC Sound fitted! Or, if the sound is too much, you can have the DC/DCC ready version for just £160, representing unbeatable value for money. https://accurascale.co.uk/collections/class-55-deltic Okay, shameless plug over! Cheers! Fran
  8. Hi @Pteremy, I'm afraid it is not. The market is just so small for such demands and the tooling cost would be enormous. Diesel and electric locomotives are a much easier proposition in this regards with the drop in wheelset, lack of any motion and splashers etc to worry about. Cheers! Fran
  9. Hi @1466, Apologies, but we cannot say that these are EM gauge friendly either. It is a real challenge with steam locomotives of this type, but perhaps some 3rd party ingenuity will be able to make it possible. Hi @Amaziii, We would always consider it but it is certainly a big challenge! Perhaps one day it can be done. Cheers! Fran
  10. Hi John, No problem at all. We do not recommend these locomotives as an easy conversion to P4. It might be achievable with adjustment, but I dont know how little or much of that is achievable or required. Sorry! Cheers! Fran
  11. Hi T-T To be honest I don't know off hand, sorry. But it's a good bit, as we Irish say! lol Hi @The Black Hat, This factory meets ISO 9000 standards. To be honest we do not want to be associated with somewhere that does not treat their staff well and is always a key consideration in choosing who we work with. This factory is top notch. Cheers! Fran
  12. Correct. They reckon they can pull it off, so cross your fingers and toes for us! Cheers! Fran
  13. DELTIC PRODUCTION PROGRESS Hi everyone, Our Deltics edge ever close to completion, and here they are going through the final stages of assembly a few days ago. As you can see, each model is essentially hand assembled, with each item of detail added separately by hand by the greatest model makers around. Ordered yours yet? Some are already sold out fully on pre-order, with others getting closer. Order yours today for delivery in late Q1 of 2022! https://accurascale.co.uk/collections/class-55-deltic Cheers! Fran
  14. I @StuAllen, We will do a quick "how to" video on fitting them in the coming weeks, but if anyone else has hints and tips out there in the meantime feel free to share. Cheers! Fran
  15. Hi everyone, My, we sure have a lot on our errrr. plate! Check out the fabulous etched plates for our Deltics. Each locomotive will contain these beautifully detailed etches in a detailing pack, with them printed on the side of the locomotive. Pre-ordered yours yet? Not long left to go! https://accurascale.co.uk/collections/class-55-deltic Cheers! Fran
  16. Hi Mike, Of course. What we have found is there isnt always a rhyme nor reason to any of this sometimes. I do know our next batch will include black backgrounds on the tare weights to add in the prototype mixture found on these (and other) wagons. Cheers! Fran
  17. Hi everyone, Boy, it does feel good to dust this thread off. Our next outing is the fabulous Model Rail Scotland On February 25th-27th 2022. We will be back with our full stand showing off all our latest models and I along with some of my colleagues will be on hand to meet you and answer any queries you may have about all things Accurascale and IRM. We will be on stand B44 so make sure you drop by and say hi. It'll be great to be back! Cheers! Fran
  18. Hi Mike, The images were provided by one of our contributors, via an unknown source, so I will have to contact them and see about sharing. However, this works shot of a 24.5 ton wagon built around the same time shows the policy of markings in white without a black background. https://PaulBartlett.zenfolio.com/brmineralmeo/e1d8c4b6f HTH Cheers! Fran
  19. Hi Mike, All our artwork was based off real photos and tare weights were painted on black panels as white on light grey became hard to read for obvious reasons. All our MDOs have the tare weights on light grey reflecting this issue! Cheers! Fran
  20. Hi everyone, I thought I had confirmed that here, but alas it was on Facebook. This has been duly noted and will be corrected. This is why decorated samples are vital and shows their importance. It allows for excellent constructive and knowledgeable feedback as per above. Cheers! Fran
  21. Hi Neal, We'll be honest, we did look into toplights, but the sheer variation and changes make them an absolute nightmare cost wise to produce. Maybe one day, or someone else could take it on, but right now it's not one for us I'm afraid. Sorry to burst some bubbles! Cheers! Fran
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